Charities Management 12th July 2017
STEPHANIE SOTIRIOU, a senior analyst at investment firm TAM ETHICAL, counters the misconceptions about ethical investment as she explains its realities.
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Ethical investing, or socially responsible investing (SRI), is gradually emerging as a highly credible form of investing, with the objective to deliver financial returns whilst doing good for society and the environment we live in. Although trustees have a duty to their beneficiaries to maximise financial returns, "doing good" is an increasingly important consideration, especially as ethical investing becomes more mainstream, accessible and profitable.
Charities must consider the impact that their investments are having on our society, as well as maintain their reputation amongst existing supporters and the wider public.